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the 40 and over project

By Kellea Tibbs
the journey through modern day adulting
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New Jack City at 30

the 40 and over project

I'm Back. 40AOP Updates for October.
I know I've been gone for a while but I'm back. Listen in as I tell you all about my plans for October, the new direction I'm going in with the 40 and over project podcast and what I've been up to since my last episode. Also, make sure you subscribe to my podcast here on Anchor, and share this podcast with your friends.
September 15, 2022
49th Birthday Pop Up. 3/31/22
Join me as I reminisce on my 40s, celebrate year 49, and share some of my goals and ideas heading towards 50.
March 31, 2022
End of the Year Old School, In Memoriam, and Shoutout To the Class of 1991
My last episode of the year, spotlighting milestones in pop culture, remembering those we lost in 2021, and a special recognition to the Class of 1991 who graduated 30 years ago.
December 31, 2021
Throwback Thursday. This Week In Pop Culture History 11/8/21
Peruse through pop culture history with me as I reminisce on this Throwback Thursday for the week of 11/8/21. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast, subscribe to my blog at, and join my Facebook group at
November 11, 2021
Pop Up Podcast: Summer Hiatus Check In
Just wanted to to pop on and let my listeners know what I've been up to and give an update regarding the hiatus I took this summer. Thank you for your support.
September 23, 2021
4th of July Freedom
Listen as I share one of my blog posts from 2020, my commentary on the 4th of July, what freedom really means, and how it affects us today.
July 03, 2021
Graduation. 40 and Over Reflections. Then and Now
Listen as I reflect on my graduation 30 years ago and provide some modern day adulting tips for today.
May 13, 2021
The Childfree Teacher
Listen as I share my thoughts on my path and journey to substitute teaching, being childfree, and some humor from the classroom.
April 13, 2021
Birthday Freebies
Just a quick shout out to my listeners on my birthday. Listen as I share my day and how you should make sure you take advantage of your rewards programs when your birthday rolls around.
April 01, 2021
Freestyle Friday. This Week in 40 and over Pop Culture History
Listen while I reminisce on all things pop culture and historical that happened this week.
March 26, 2021
Substitute Stories: The Grammy Awards Discussion
Listen as I recap my funny discussion with middle schoolers and their reaction to the Grammy Awards.
March 24, 2021
One Year Later. Breonna Taylor
Listen to my reflections on the Breonna Taylor case, one year after her tragic shooting by the Louisville Police.
March 24, 2021
Freestyle Friday. This Week in 40 and over Pop Culture History
Join me as I recap fun historical facts in our 40 and over world.
March 12, 2021
New Jack City at 30
My commentary on the 30th anniversary of a cult classic, New Jack City which premiered on March 5, 1991.
March 11, 2021
Rude and Racist. Tales from Buckingham Palace.
My commentary on the recent Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah, dishing on the Royal Family and Race in 2021.
March 11, 2021
Freestyle Friday. Old School. Pop Culture.
Highlights from pop culture history for Friday, March 5, 2021.
March 05, 2021
Capitol Calamity
In the wake of a 2nd impeachment hearing of the outgoing president, on this episode, I share my thoughts on the attempted siege on the Capitol Building and the fallout.
February 10, 2021
Still Relevant: Social Justice in 2021
2020 is in our rear view, however, social justice issues are still relevant, all day, every day, 365. Listen as I remind you of the cases that should remain at the forefront of our minds in 2021.
January 26, 2021
My Queen Is Black. The Bridgerton Phenomenon.
The new Netflix series, Bridgerton, has become a worldwide phenomenon and a breath of fresh air in the middle of a pandemic. Listen to my review, commentary, and a little history about Queen Charlotte from season 1.
January 26, 2021
Lessons Learned: Thoughts On An Inauguration
It's Inauguration Day in America ! Listen as I share my thoughts on the significance of this day and what it means as we prepare for a new administration.
January 20, 2021
Word of the Year: Detour
This episode is all about greetings in the new year, reflection on past memories, getting through the holidays without loved ones, praying for the homeless and hungry, and committing to fitness in 2021.
January 14, 2021
Quarantine Like A Rockstar
Citing an article from March 2020, written by Courtney Dabney called, "It took a pandemic but Generation X is finally getting love", listen to my commentary on how proud I am that my generation is thriving and surviving during the pandemic. Follow my blog at and join my Facebook group at
January 05, 2021
2020 is Almost In Our Rear View. Prepping for 2021.
The month of December means that the year we know as 2020 is almost over. And for most of us, we will be relieved. But what will that mean moving forward? Join me as I discuss ways to reflect on this tumultuous year and offer tips on how to move forward as we prep for 2021. Also, be sure to follow my blog at and join my Facebook group at
December 11, 2020
The Legacy of 2020
Who knew that the year 2020 would turn out to be what it has been? No one could have ever predicted a pandemic, a new civil rights movement, an election like no other, and the list goes on. In this episode I talk about all of that and more and I want to hear from you. How will you define 2020? And how will 2020 define you, moving forward? Also be sure to visit my blog at the and join my Facebook group at
December 01, 2020
Pandemic Entrepreneurs and Holiday Prep
Listen in as I discuss the trend of entrepreneurs during a pandemic, random days of the year, and holiday prep for families and how Black Friday will be different this year. Also, be sure to check out my blog, and be sure to join the Facebook group at
November 19, 2020
Young Readers Week, Veterans, and World Kindness Day
This week marks Young Readers Week, which, if you are 40 and over over, reminds me of Write to Read Week from back in the day. I hope you're reading something. Also a shoutout to Veterans and a word on World Kindness Day. Thank you for listening. Enjoy!
November 12, 2020
Consistency on #ElectionDay
It's Election Day 2020. One thing I've learned from this election is that consistency matters. Listen to my latest podcast as we cast our final ballots for the presidency. And if you haven't voted yet, make sure you have a plan for for today!
November 03, 2020
Report Card. Failed. Justice for Breonna Taylor
As of 10/28/20, there still have been no charges filed against any of the officers involved in the case of the unlawful killing of 26 year old, Breonna Taylor by police, in her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. In this podcast, I share my views and frustrations as well as updates from the grand jury in this case. Thank you for listening and make sure you check out my blog at and join my Facebook group at podcast
November 02, 2020
What Has He Done For You Lately?
We are a little under one week away from the election, once again at a crossroads of one of the most contested elections in American History. In this podcast, I talk about what's at stake. Thank you for listening and share with a friend. And be sure to join my Facebook group,
October 29, 2020
Pandemic Art Therapy
This past summer, I signed up for a 5 Day Challenge Art Journal workshop because, I needed a creative artsy outlet to let off some steam.  It was quite therapeutic. In this podcast, I talk about my experience in the workshop and other ways I channel my creativity during this pandemic, and the idea that we all don't have to be super artists but just have the want to be creative in our own unique ways. Thank you for listening to my podcast and please be sure to stop by my blog at: and join my Facebook group at: 
October 27, 2020
Hot Planner Summer
We can all agree that 2020 has been absolutely nuts! However, one thing that 2020 has afforded me is the opportunity to slow down, reassess, review, and most importantly, write things down! In this podcast, I discuss my movement towards using paper planners again, a practice I had gotten out of the habit of before the pandemic.  I have found paper planners, planning, and writing things down during this pandemic to be quite helpful. Thank you for listening to my podcast and make sure you stop by my blog at: and join the Facebook group at
October 20, 2020
Plant Mom
I don't have kids, cats, or dogs but now I'm a #PlantMom, all gifted to us at my mother's homegoing. Let's hope I have inherited my mother's #greenthumb, I'll keep you posted on their progress! I've given them all fun names…Stay Tuned for their progress on my blog at: and join the Facebook group at
October 13, 2020
BONUS: No Donald, This Is Not Normal!
I already created my podcasts for October, however, this is bonus material because I just felt the need to share. This week, 45 stated that, 1) don't late Coronavirus get you down, and 2) This is something we should get used to as normal, like the flu. No, this is not normal. Please VOTE on November 3.
October 07, 2020
No Justice. No Peace.
Before you write the Black Lives Matter Movement off, just remember, if freedom is what you celebrate, you must understand that both the celebration of freedom and an effort to move the needle of what it means to be free forward, can indeed coexist, because, well…. This is America. I originally blogged about this topic on the 4th of July this past summer, but I wanted to share the topic on the podcast because I believe it is a topic that is relevant year round. Thank you for listening and please share. And be sure to stop by my blog: and join the Facebook group at: 
October 06, 2020
Back To School Shopping. Old School Edition.
Back to school shopping back in the 1980s, was an annual event, that involved parents taking their kids to local popular department stores to get the best deals on clothes, shoes, and school supplies for their growing boys and girls for the new school year.  Hear my commentary on the nostalgia of the back to school phenomenon as we deal with Homeschooling and all things are come with this pandemic. Check this out along with all blog posts at and join the Facebook group at
September 29, 2020
A Little Pandemic Patience Please
I got on a bit of a soapbox this morning and decided to share in a video. Here's the audio from "A Little Pandemic Patience Please" . #WearYourMask #the40andoverproject
September 16, 2020
The Age of Digital Activism
Social Activism has taken on many forms in the wake of the many cases of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. In this episode, I discuss the current climate along with my own activism experience. If you have 40 and over topics you would like to see featured here, let me know by leaving a comment. Thank you for listening!
September 01, 2020
The Summer Remix. Replay the clique podcast.
For the remainder of the summer, I'm doing a #SummerRemix of all of my podcast episodes, encouraging my listeners to listen again or for the first time, to share, etc., all of my podcast episodes from the first six months, January to June. Enjoy! And be sure to join the Facebook group,
July 28, 2020
Pandemic vs Pandemic. America in Chaos.
Commentary and discussion on the continued stress of the Coronavirus combined with the nationwide movement and protests against police brutality in America. How are we dealing with both of these pandemics? How are we dealing with a lack of leadership from the White House? Take a listen to my opinions on all of this. Join my Facebook group:
June 02, 2020
Turn Up Tuesday. 90s Trivia Happy Hour
Listeners participated in a fun 90s Trivia night, simulcast on Facebook Live. If you are not a member of the clique Facebook group, please join at
May 27, 2020
50 is fast approaching, AARP is coming for us, and the Modern Day Grandparent
I just turned 47,which means, 50 is just around the corner. AARP is a national organization that serves as the voice for aging adults and all of the issues that come with that. How does that impact us? Also, grandparents today are not like ours were back in the day. Listen as I discuss all of this and more. Be sure to join the Facebook Discussion Group:
April 09, 2020
1973, The Year I Was Born.
Today is my 47th birthday. Yay! So in honor of my fascination and commitment to my generation, Generation X, born in the late 60s and 70s, I decided to share some fun and surprising historical political, social, musical, and pop culture facts about 1973 and the 70s. Enjoy! Be sure to join my Facebook discussion group,
March 31, 2020
#ClubQuarantine 90s Hip Hop Playlist
Given the amount of time it looks like we'll be spending in the house over the next few weeks, a lot of DJs, famous and not so famous, are entertaining the masses with virtual dance parties. I thought I would take us back a bit to review a list of Top 90s Hip Hop Songs, specifically those songs that were the best dance songs. Now, the list is not mine, but I do agree with alot of the songs on the list. Make sure you join my Facebook discussion group at
March 24, 2020
Back In The Day. Reminiscing on the 80s and 90s
Let's take our minds off this Coronavirus pandemic for just a few minutes and reminisce. Do you remember your first favorite rap song/album? Your first favorite rock/pop music crush? And what who were your go to style icons from the 80s or 90s (Salt n Pepa, Madonna, Prince, Run DMC). Let's talk about it here and be sure to share your 80s/90s photos in the Facebook Discussion Group on Throwback Thursday. Join the group: http/
March 17, 2020
We're not 20 anymore!
As we get older and our bodies change, the notion of having fun also changes. Some of us, unfortunately can't do the same things we used to do in our 20s, in our 40s. How has that affected your social life? How does if affect how you approach attending reunions, college gatherings, going out with your friends, etc? Please share here and be sure to join the Facebook Discussion Group,
March 04, 2020
the 40 and over project. Our 40 and over bodies.
As Generation X, we are in our 40s and with that comes lots of changes and adjustments with our bodies. How do we deal with it? How have our habits changed (cooking, eating, fitness, etc)? How has our health been affected? Take a listen to the podcast. Chime and leave some comments.
February 18, 2020
the 40 and over project. Is Romance Dead?
In this episode, on the cusp of Valentine's Day, I reminisce on dating back in the day, the 80s/90s to be specific. After watching another episode of that 90s TV show, Living Single, I reflect on how Overton took the time to plan a date for Sinclair, featuring everything she liked. My question, in 2020, is, do men still do that? Is planning a date for your significant other a lost art? Or do men leave it up to women? Or whatever your dating situation may be? Share your thoughts. And be sure to join the discussion on the Facebook group,
February 12, 2020
the 40 and over project. episode 2. friendships in your 40s.
In the 90s we had TV shows like Martin, Living Single, Girlfriends,  and Friends that focused on friendships. They all had strong friend groups. Over the years I've developed some great relationships with people. College? Work experiences? Different parts of the country?  Different backgrounds? How have strong friendships shaped your life? Have your friendships been long lasting? When we are young we experience breakups, etc. As we grow older,  in our 40s, we experience marriages, divorces, child births, graduations, housewarmings, deaths, health scares, etc. Have your friends been there for you? If so, how? Vice Versa, how have you been there for them? Do you consider yourself a good friend? Thank you for listening to the 40 and over project podcast. Don't forget to join the Facebook Discussion Group:  
February 04, 2020
the 40 and over project. revisiting new year's resolutions
It's the last day of January 2020. What resolutions did you make? Are you sticking to them? Listen to this first episode of the 40 and over project (formerly the clique) and leave a voice message with comments.
February 01, 2020